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Baruj Benacerraf
Baruj Benacerraf
Born Oct 29, 1920

[Nobel Foundation]

Medical Research 1980 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology


Selena
Born Apr 16, 1971

[Warner Brothers]

Singer

María Fornés
María Fornés
Born May 15, 1930

[University of Bremen]

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David Farragut
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Born: Jul 5, 1801

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5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

Answers to all questions can be found on this page or by using links provided on this page.
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5-Minute Quests
BEGINNERS

1. Which two South Africans shared the 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. On this date in 1986, who was selected to be the first African-American ambassador to South Africa? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to Grolier, in what ways did Edith Bolling Galt Wilson serve as "the first woman" president after her husband, Woodrow Wilson, suffered a stroke? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a sports figure born on this date:
ORNATE CROSEN
INTERMEDIATE

1. What company registered its trademark on this date in 1991? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Boyds Mill Press, Barry Moser was the illustrator for what book written by Cynthia Rylant? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to U.S. Track & Field, what university did Olympic champion Al Oerter attend? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of an Author, Writer or Poet born on this date:
IBI LARD SABLE
EXPERT
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the Authors' Calendar, in what Northern Italian village was the poet Virgil probably born?

2. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, what did Evangelista Torricelli invent?

3. What was the first name of York, the only African-American member of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1927 work by P.G. Wodehouse (according to Authors' Calendar):
STOVID
 
 

Virgil
Born on This Date 70 B.C.

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Roman Empire


Evangelista Torricelli
Born on This Date 1608

[Weather Notebook]

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Edith Bolling Galt Wilson
Born on This Date 1872

[Library of Congress]

Wife of Woodrow Wilson


Jean Price Mars
Born on This Date 1875

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Barry Moser
Born on This Date 1940

[Amherst Writers and Artists]

Illustrator

 

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: rained all last night, we Set out early and proceeded on at 3 Miles passed an Ind. Camp on the Starboard Side we halted above and about 30 of the Indians came over in their Canoos of Skins, we eate with them, they give us meat, in return we gave fishhooks & Some beeds, about a mile higher we came too on the L. S. at a Camp of Ricres [Recorees - Arikara Indians] of about 8 Lodges, we also eate & they gave Some meat, we proceded on

Saw numbers of Indians on both Sides passing a Creek, Saw many Curious hills, high and much the resemblance of a house with a hiped roof, at 12 oClock it Cleared away and the evening was pleasent, wind from the N. E.— at Sunset we arrived at a Camp of Ricares [Recorees - Arikara Indians] of 10 Lodges on the S. S. we Came too and Camped near them Capt Lewis & my Self went with the Chief who accompanis us, to the Huts of Several of the men all of whome Smoked & gave us Something to eate also Some meat to take away, those people were kind and appeared to be much plsd. at the attentioned paid them

Ordway: Some rain last night. Cloudy morning we Set off eairly. passd. a Timbred bottom where we Saw Some Indians. at 7 oC. we met a hunting party of the Rickarees [Recorees - Arikara Indians] comming down the river returning to their village, they had 12 Cannoes made of Bufflow hides loaded with excelent fat meat. we halted with them about 2 hours. they Gave us Some of their fat meat to carry with us & Gave us Some that they cooked to eat. we Smoaked with them. their party consisted of men women & children. our officers Gave them in return Some fish hooks Beeds &.C. we proceeded on passed Barron hills on the South Side of the River.

at 10 oC. we passed another hunting party who were Encamped in a timbred bottom on S. S. passed a handsome Bottom prarie & the Mouth of a creek where their was an old village Some years ago of the Chien [Cheyenne] Nation on S. S. we proceeded on. passed timbred bottoms on each Side of the River we Saw a nomber of Indians on the Shore on N. S. passd. a creek on S. S. at Sunset we Camped on N. S. at a hunting Camp of the R. Ree [Recorees - Arikara Indians] nation. their was abt.30 men & a nomber of women & children at this Camp. they treated us in the Same manner as the rest of their nation did.

the Greatest Curiousity to them was York Capt. Clarks Black Man. all the nation made a Great deal of him. the children would follow after him, & if he turned towards them they would run from him & hollow as if they were terreyfied, & afraid of him.

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1950 Truman & MacArthur Meet on Wake Island to Discuss the Korean War Harry Truman Douglas MacArthur Korean War Asian History
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1954 Hurricane Hazel Ravages the North America's Eastern Seaboard From South Carolina to Toronto, Canada; 176 People Die Toronto, Canada Hurricanes Flooding Death History Channel Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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1956 Leonard Bernstein Is Named co-Principal Conductor of the New York Philharmonic with Dimitri Mitropoulos Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic Classical Music American Public Media
1957 The U.S. Forest Service Awards the Alaska Lumber & Pulp Company at Sitka a Contract for 5.25 Billion Board Feet of Timber Sitka, Alaska Trees Business U.S. Forest Service Alaska Historical Society
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1965 New York, Pacifist David Miller Is the First U.S. War Protestor to Burn His Draft Card New York Crime Law & Legal Resources First Amendment Vietnam War History Channel
1966 President Johnson Signs Bill Creating the U.S. Department of Transportation Lyndon Johnson U.S. Government Offices & Agencies New York Times
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1968 Al Oerter Is First Athlete to Win Same Track Event in Four Consecutive Olympics Al Oerter The Olympics Track & Field Hall of Fame New York Times
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1986 Edward J. Perkins First African-American Ambassador to South Africa. South Africa Ronald Reagan U.S. Government African-American History
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1990 Mikhail Gorbachev Is Selected to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize Mikhail Gorbachev 1990 Nobel Peace Prize History Channel
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1991 The U.S. Senate Confirms Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, 52-48 Georgia Poltiical and Social Leaders U.S. Senate U.S. Supreme Court African-American Poltiical and Social Leaders History Channel University of Georgia
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1993 F.W. de Klerk & Nelson Mandela Are Chosen for the Nobel Peace Prize F.W. de Klerk Nelson Mandela 1993 Nobel Peace Prize New York Times
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In Nevada, British Royal Air Force Pilot Andy Green Twice Breaks the Speed of Sound in a Jet-Powered Car British Sports Figures Nevada Auto Raciing Historic Firsts New York Times
1998 Impossible Marriage, by Beth Henley, Opens on Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre in New York New York City Beth Henley Plays Roundabout Theater Mississippi Writers Page
1999 Doctors Without Borders Chosen to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize Medicine 1999 Nobel Peace Prize New York Times
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2001 Office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle Opens Anthrax-tainted Letter U.S. Congress War on Terrorism Anthrax CNN
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